Morehouse School of Medicine Launches New Online Programs

Two master’s degrees, certificate program available

ATLANTA – February 1, 2018 – For the first time, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) students can earn degrees or a certificate remotely, choosing from among an Executive Master of Public Health (eMPH), Master of Science in Biotechnology and a certificate in the Process of Drug Development, all now available online.

The eMPH, an innovative 18-month program focused on community health policy and leadership that supports MSM’s social mission, is intended for working professionals with a bachelor’s degree. The course is conducted predominantly online, requiring only one campus visit.

The Master of Science in Biotechnology requires 39 credit hours and may be completed entirely online. The program develops students' technical knowledge in biomedical research methods. An apprenticeship is also required.

The Process of Drug Development Certificate provides students insight into the drug discovery and development process and helps them advance in their careers. The courses are 100 percent online and available on demand, enabling students to study at their own pace.

"Students are allowed the freedom of learning without the limitations of geographical location or time. Furthermore, online learning will allow students to access the rigorous education MSM has traditionally provided on campus," said Martha Elks, M.D., Ph.D., senior associate dean of Educational Affairs. "MSM's mission and efforts to advance health equity will be integrated throughout the curriculum, ensuring that students graduate having the same knowledge base as a traditional student."

Applications open Feb. 1. Classes begin in fall 2018. All courses are pending SACSCOC approval. For more information about the programs and to find information sessions, please visit:

About Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM)
Founded in 1975, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) is among the nation's leading educators of primary care physicians, biomedical scientists, and public health professionals. In 2011, MSM was recognized by Annals of Internal Medicine as the nation’s No. 1 medical school in fulfilling a social mission. MSM faculty and alumni are noted for excellence in teaching, research and public policy, as well as exceptional patient care.

Morehouse School of Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award doctoral and master's degrees. To learn more about programs and donate today, please visit or call 404-752-1500.